All the fun of the fete

Blackpool Borough Children's Centre on Gorton Street held a summer fete. Emma Hobbs paints 4 year-old Chase Boylin's face.
Blackpool Borough Children's Centre on Gorton Street held a summer fete. Emma Hobbs paints 4 year-old Chase Boylin's face.
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There was face-painting and fun for all with a summer fete at Talbot and Brunswick Children’s Centre.

The centre, on Gorton Street, Blackpool, threw open its doors to 160 guests who enjoyed activities such as face-painting and traditional fete games. There were also stalls and a DJ, as well as a grand raffle.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Eddie Collett and his wife Heather, officially opened the fete.

Dawn Gillies, chairman at the centre, said: “The day went very well. We had a great turn out and the weather stayed fine all day, which was a blessing.

“All proceeds will go towards different projects to benefit children in the local community, including helping to fund a sensory room for disabled children.”

Cheryl-Marie Hole, publicity officer, said: “It was a lot of hard work and members of the parents forum worked tirelessly so the day would go without a hitch, but all the hard work was worth it when we saw the children enjoying themselves, after all that’s what it was all about. We were humbled by the generosity of local businesses, organisations and charities who donated prizes for our raffle and their time on the day.

“We were also grateful to the mayor and mayoress for opening the event, coach Brian Kenswick for entertaining the children and Sue Dutton, children’s centre manager, for judging our costume parade.”

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